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Ithaca (Greece)

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Ithaca (sometimes spelled Ithaka ; Greek: Ιθάκη, Itháki) is one of the Ionian Islands in Greece.

Get in

From Kefalonia, Greece. There are ferries run by Blue Sea Travel which will take you from the Port Sami in Kefalonia into Ithaca, Port Vathi. The ship is called 'Sami Star I'. It costs (at 09 June 2013) 25€ return for an adult. The ship departs for Ithaca at 08:45 and returns to Sami at 17:00. The route runs every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. The trip takes 30 to 40 minutes. There's plenty of free parking for cars around Sami. Strinzis Travel run car ferries across to Ithaca too. There are taxis in Ithaca however you'll find little or no public transport other than "Shanks' Pony" (your legs :-).

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See

Ithaca is the legendary home of the Greek poet Homer's heroic Odysseus. There are various sites that are associated with this legendary figure including a cave said to honor this mythical hero at Polis Bay.

Do

  • go to vathey


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Sleep

  • Adastra Suites (Ithaka luxury suites), Vathy, +30 26740 33522, [1]. Adastra is an ithacian, family-run, newly built luxurious villa that has just opened its doors, welcoming its first guests on August 2011. Set in the heart of Ithaca’s capital, right above Ithaca’s main harbor, on a beautiful verdant hill overlooking the sea, gazing at the town in the morning and at the bright stars at night.
  • Familia hotel (Ithaka hotel), [2]. The traditional hotel Familia is situated in the port of Vathy on the island of Ithaka.

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